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Visit these amazing
destinations in

SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

Visit these amazing
destinations in
SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

 

Picture Credit: NASA/JPL

My Notes:

Telescope

 

In Greek “tele” means “far” and “scope” means “to see.” Put that together and “tele-scope” means “to see far.” Telescopes use a series of lenses and mirrors to collect and focus light, then magnify the image so we can see it.

The telescope was first used to observe the sky by Galileo Galilei (called the Father of Modern Astronomy) in 1609.

One famous telescope is the Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits the Earth. It avoids interference and distortion from the Earth’s atmosphere, allowing very sharp images. The Hubble Space Telescope brings us images of far away space, and has been responsible for many exciting discoveries about the nature of the universe.


 
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